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Royals SS Alcides Escobar suffers knee injury Friday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:25 am ET) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar sustained a mild strain and contusion to his left knee during Friday's win over the Athletics, reports MLB.com.

Escobar was hurt when A's third baseman Brett Lawrie slid into him at second base while attempting to break up a double play in the seventh inning. The incident led to both benches clearing. Escobar immediately left the game.

After the game, Lawrie insisted he wasn't trying to injure Escobar.

"I would never try to cleat anybody," Lawrie said. "It wasn't like I overextended myself to go get him. He was right on top of the bag. That's just baseball right there."


Indians LF Michael Brantley (back) returns Friday with two hits
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(1:24 am ET) Indians left fielder Michael Brantley (back) returned to the lineup on Friday after missing four games with a bad back, going 2 for 5 as the designated hitter.

Brantley had been out since April 10 with a back injury.

Mariners starter J.A. Happ handed first defeat on Friday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(1:20 am ET) Mariners starter J.A. Happ (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings against the Rangers.

Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos touched Happ for a home run.

Happ will look to even his record in his next start Wednesday against the Astros.


Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo goes six strong to earn win on Friday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(1:16 am ET) Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo (2-1) did not allow a run in six innings against the Mariners on Friday to pick up the win.

Gallardo struck out three and walked two.

Gallardo's next start is scheduled for Wedneday in Arizona.

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances off to strong start in 2015
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:55 am ET) After a shaky spring training, Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has begun 2015 strongly as the 6-8 righty notched the win for the Yankees on Friday in Tampa.

In five appearances this season, Betances is 2-0 with six strike outs and has not allowed an earned run in 5 1/3 innings.

Twins SS Eduardo Escobar leave Friday's game with foot injury
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:54 am ET) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was hit by a pitch on his foot, which forced him to leave Friday's win over Indians, reports MLB.com.

Escobar was hit by Corey Kluber during the eight inning of the game and he was replaced by pinch-runner Shane Robinson.


Yankees INF Stephen Drew joins 100-HR club on Friday
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:46 am ET) Yankees infielder Stephen Drew also joined the 100-home run club on Friday, connecting for the milestone against Tampa.

Drew is in his 10th MLB season and is a career .256 hitter.

His highest single-season home run total is 21 (2006 for the Diamondbacks).

Phillies P Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) pitches in rehab game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:28 am ET) For the first time since undergoing right shoulder surgery last June, Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was able to pitch in a live game Friday, reports Philly.com.

Pettibone pitched a perfect inning during a rehab assignment Friday in the minor leagues. Pettibone threw 11 pitches and topped out at 87 mph with his fastball.

"I'm just continuing the long process of getting back on the mound and getting back healthy," Pettibone said of his first game. "This is the first step and one of the last steps, so I will get back out there and be ready to go next time."


Blue Jays C Russell Martin breaks through with multi-homer game
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:13 am ET) Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit his first two homers of the season on Friday, snapping an 0 for 33 slump in the process.

"It's definitely encouraging but it's not really satisfying when you don't end up winning the game," Martin said.

The homers were just Martin's second and third hits of the season, boosting his average from .042 to .111.

Rockies P John Axford (personal) may need longer medical leave
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:12 am ET) With Rockies pitcher John Axford's family medical emergency leave set to expire Sunday, manager Walt Weiss indicated Axford could need the leave extended beyond Sunday, reports MLB.com.

"That's something we have to deal with through the Commissioner's office if we felt it [an extension] is needed," Weiss said. "I'm still not sure on that yet."

Axford is on the family medical emergency leave after his son was bit by a rattle snake during spring training.


 
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